Peter D’Ascoli has worked in both ceramics and medicine for over 40 years across the US. He is drawn to pottery because of the pleasure of touch. His ceramics includes thrown, hand built, functional and sculptural pieces. Peter’s work is meant to be approachable and available as well as carrying a message even if that message might be enigmatic at times. Dr D’Ascoli’s current ceramic interest includes not only the ongoing coordination of utility and aesthetics but a growing interest in materials.
For this year’s Art-A Whirl there is a new collections of pots that are inspired after a tour through the Whitney Museum in NYC. A unique use of surface with bare and glazed sections utilizing a dark clay body at high fire. As further alterations occurred in the series I came to call these Belly Pots. Another addition has been platters with tracks and openings. Hope you enjoy viewing them all.
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This group is my most recent work. Starting with a trip through the Whitney in NYC I was inspired by a piece seen there. The technique of raw, and stained clay contracted with glaze is an area i have been interested in for some time, this seems the most successful. The shapes morphed into round accentuated carve outs that leant a new and unique look which I have dubbed belly pots.
These are a collection of items most of which could be used to hold flowers. They all can stand on their own without a floral addition as well. Bottles will hold liquid and are food safe.
Individually thrown and glazed; results will vary.
Drinking tumblers mugs and tea cups. Some usable as wine glasses. Some for hot drinks Some with an emphasis on the feel of the grasp. Individually thrown and glazed; results will vary. Custom orders in small or large quantity on request.
These bowls and bowl sets are meant for serving, mixing or display of food. Some are particularly strong statements of their own, as they reference social ideals from a show titled “Arc of the Moral Universe”.
Pitchers that would enhance any table
These platters are a recent addition to the offerings here. Some Porcelain, one especially large platter, and a new direction for me in decorative additions.
A step away from the functional. These are personal reflections and interpertations
Place in the sink or in a larger bowl fresh blueberries, strawberries are easily rinsed.
Japanese inspired sets for Saki containing a tokkoi (pouring vessel) and a number of ochoko (cups)
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